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Cloud Identity and Atlassian Access: User lifecycle management across your organization

August 21, 2019
Ravi Kiran Kumar

Product Manager, Cloud Identity

User lifecycle management—the ability to automatically add and remove users to applications—is one of the key features of Cloud Identity, Google Cloud’s identity, access, and device management solution, which is available as a standalone solution and also to our G Suite Enterprise customers. Many of our G Suite customers use a variety of additional SaaS and on-premises applications, including Atlassian products like Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and more. Today, we’re pleased to announce that we’re partnering with Atlassian to enable user lifecycle management for these products.

This partnership will allow you to provision and de-provision Atlassian users directly from the Cloud Identity or G Suite admin console, meaning admins will automatically have the right accounts created for all of their Atlassian apps. This saves your IT department from the headache of constantly updating user accounts and permissions across apps—now, when you add, modify, or delete a user in the admin console, changes are automatically reflected in your Atlassian apps, making it easier to manage access as employees change roles, join or leave the company. This update will also make life easier for your end users, enabling them to easily move from working in G Suite to their Atlassian apps. We do this by integrating with Atlassian Access, which provides enterprise-wide cloud governance and security across multiple Atlassian cloud products.

Enabling SSO for Atlassian is required to set up user provisioning
Enabling user provisioning for Atlassian in the admin console

Underpinning this partnership is SCIM 2.0, an industry-standard protocol for user lifecycle management that Cloud Identity has supported since 2016. In addition to Atlassian, Google Cloud partners with dozens of other apps and service providers for automated user provisioning and deprovisioning from within Cloud Identity and G Suite, including with Box, Dropbox, Salesforce, Slack, Zendesk, and more. See the full list of supported apps here and sign up today for a free trial to try it out yourself.

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